Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What is Monoidealism?
I have been reading The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman. It is loaded with great ideas that not only apply to the business world but many that are helpful no matter what field of work a person may be into. As a writer I am particularly interested in one section in which he writes about the state of Monoidealism. Put simply, this is the state of focusing your energy and attention on just one activity: no distractions, no interruptions. Easier said then done in many cases but still a worthwhile goal that can be accomplished. Some of his suggestions are to turn off your phone and your internet connection.  Then set a timer for twenty-five minutes, now focus on your task until the timer runs out, even if you get stuck on something just keep focusing until the timer expires then take a five minute break. He writes that this will help kick start your attention and energy, getting you into the "flow" of work. And who doesn't like to be in the flow? 

1 comment:

  1. That's an excellent idea. Last NaNoWriMo I started using a program called Write or Die. I set it for 15 minute increments and was able to boost my creativity. Those mild redirections really helped.